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July

01

1987

July 01, 1987



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Diary Entry- 07/01/1987

Wednesday, July 1, 1987

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Started day with Howard suggesting that on way back to Wash. from ranch in Sept. we stop in Kansas & see Alf Landon—100 yr’s. old. I had proposed we send A.F.1 for him & bring him to Wash. but his health wouldn’t permit. We have a problem with Geo. Allen—Chf. of our Physical Fitness Commission. He is also chairman of a Foundation & there is a conflict. Howard is going to tell him to choose 1 or the other. Then we settled on fact that I would name Bob Bork to Supreme Ct. today.

N.S.C.—I’ve signed a directive on recommendation of Tower Committee. Geo. S. has a problem with it but I think it can be straightened out. Les Aspin is taking some Congressmen on a junket to the Persian Gulf. Everyone’s a diplomat.

At 11:30 met with Strom T. who feels very strongly about a Judge Wilkins for Supreme Ct. I couldn’t reveal a decision had been made but called him later before announcement—not an easy call to make.

At 11:45 I went over to E.O.B. & received report of our U.S. delegation to U.N. International Conf. on Drug Control. They’ve done a good job. Lunch & then a meeting with Geo. S. He’s going to Detroit & then to Canada. It’s our annual event. He meets with his Canadian counterpart—1 day in U.S. & 1 day in Canada.

Then up to the “Treaty room” in the residence for a new photo with the Cabinet. Following that we all went down to the Cabinet room for a photo for Life Mag. Following that Bob Bork came in & we went to the press room & announced his appointment.

Some odds & ends & paperwork—then upstairs.